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SMC® Router Port Forwarding

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What is Port Forwarding and what are the ways to perform port forwarding in SMC router?

SMC wireless router is a device for packet transmission, which acts a network point. The wireless router provides greater mobility for laptop or notebook clients. The cluster of cables in the room can be easily avoided by using SMC wireless router. Individual computers can be connected through a wireless Trans receivers that could be plugged to USB port or PC Card slot. The wireless router can also act as hardware firewall for home and business users. The port forwarding is the method that your router or firewall uses to arrange the right data from the network to the right port. Computers or routers organize the network data by the means of ports. Different types of data are associated with different ports.

The following points might help SMC router to forward ports from the Internet to computer:
  • Port forwarding from Internet to computer
  • Make connections to router
  • Check lights of router

Port forwarding from Internet to computer

You need to type the required IP address in the URL and login router. After that, you need to select ‘Advanced Setup’. Then, choose ‘Network Address Translation’. After that, you need to choose ‘Virtual Server’. You need to make some changes in the settings like type LAN IP Address You need to add ‘LAN Port 80′. After that, make sure that the ‘enable box’ is checked. Now click on ‘Add’.

Make connections to router

You need to ensure proper router connection for accessing all the features including port-forwarding feature. Ethernet port will be available at the backside of the router. You need to plugin the cable to back of the router. You need to make necessary configurations in the router to access the Internet. If the router is not connected properly, then you won’t be able to enable port forwarding.

Check lights of router

Sometimes, when you try connecting to the Internet, the LAN or Internet light does not turn on. For fixing this, check whether Ethernet cable connections are correct at both end of the router and system. Make sure that the power to the devices is turned on. Ensure that cables are connected as indicated by SMC. If the power LED blinks once per second then, update the firmware of router.


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